Oct 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
to libya, chris stevens. early today the father of a former navy seal killed in the attack spoke with megyn on her program. he had strong words for the white house. >> the facts came out that in real time the white house a minute after the first bullet was fired, they watched my son and denied his threes for help. my son violated his orders in order to protect the likes of at least 30 people. he risked his life to be a hero. i wish that the leadership in the white house had that same level of moral courage that my son displayed. >>shepard: the words of a grieving party. panetta said the pentagon did not have a clear enough picket of what was happening on the ground in benghazi to send help. jennifer is with the news at the pentagon. this idea that the people would be second-guessing the military in the middle of this as the investigation is underway... >> what we have learned from sources present in benghazi during the attack three things. there were, was unusually a help from the c.i.a. annex a mile from the consulate stating at 9:40 p.m. they asked their c.i.a. chain of command in order
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
four americans including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. catherine has the news from washington, dc, this afternoon. catherine? >>reporter: well, this 51-page report shows the u.s. mission in libya documented 230 security-related incidents over a one-year period between june 2011 and ending two months before the murder of the ambassador and americans, more than an indent every day in the country. today at the state department briefing, a spokesman was pushed to explain whether security was, in fact, pulled back. >> i am not going to go into all of these kind of timeline details as to what we had, when, and where. some of those things i am guessing, will be covered tomorrow in the open hearing. again, these are all pieces that we are pulling together now so i will not get into the back-and-forth discussions. >>reporter: we have a half dozen reports including the statement from the mission in libya there was a high threat level in the months leading up to the attack on the ambassador. >>shepard: there is an e-mail from a man who will testify on the situation. >>reporter
Oct 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT
ambassador stevens and three others. the officials say they never concluded that the attack grew from a protest. never. no protest over a low-budget anti-islam video. you may recall the united states ambassador to the united nations, of all people, susan rice, initially claimed loudly and over and over and over and over again that extremists hijacked protests over the video. there were no protests. the state department is coming clean today. the congress is asking questions. we have team fox coverage. wendell is at the white house. first we will go to catherine in washington, dc. this was an astounding thing to hear. i remember distinctly on five fund shows, the ambassador to the united nations said there was no terrorist attack. we believe this is the protests that got out-of-control. now we know there was in protest. >>reporter: that is right. as you recall, a day after those statements we were first to report on fox that there was no demonstration at the consulate in benghazi so there was not a demonstration that could spin out-of-control and land as a terrorist attack on the site.
Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
but not the consulate where ambassador stevens was killed. >>trace: wendell, each side now is accusing the other side of playing politics. >>reporter: republicans say that the administration underestimated al qaeda and tried to cover up the intelligence failure. there were a couple of attacks in benghazi before the 9/11 including at the consulate. the white house says republicans are trying to make the president take 9 blame for something that never rose to his level. >> the attack by in what is more likely a legal attack by republicans, in this case by congressman ryan, was to try to suggest that the president and the white house was responsible for assessing security at a diplomatic security in benghazi and of course as is appropriate, these issues are handled in the state department or by security professionals. >>reporter: wendell, live at the white house, also, secretary of state, hillary clinton defended the ambassador to the united nations, susan rice for complaining the attack in benghazi grew from a protest. recall that ambassador rice went on a number of sunday morning talk shows and said t